Hi PS. Its on Sat 24th Oct. 12 weeks this saturday!! Ive been keeping mileage at 30 miles a week since June so in pretty good shape except for the gammy knee. The website says that the hills make it equivalent to running 29 miles flat so im going for a 3:45 time. Would be pretty chuffed with that.
Running a club 8 miles tonight. b ig hill thrown in so good practice. Then its 8 miles into work tomorrow and planning a new parkrun in Leeds on saturday.
15 LSR sunday so should hit 40 - 45 this week.
Hoping to see a 13 on the scales for the first time in donkies as off the pop at the moment so the weight is steadily coming down.
Hey Ali. Just read your race report. That race sounds the nuts. And that hill at the end!!! Once of my favourite whiskies is Isle of Aaron as it happens. They're an independant distillary putting out some fantastic stuff. Definitly a race for me to look at next year and perhaps tie in a visit to the distillary. hic.
Carl: Chicago is real now eh. Getting your Co-rawlllll (best american accent) and all that.
Rob: some good mixed training there. Should help to keep you injury free.
So ive started my first week of training for Snowdonia marathon. following a 12 week plan and repeating the 1st week twice since its 13 weeks to go. Started with a club hill session of course in preparation for the mountain. lol. My knee felt rotten by the last rep and very sore. It was like a bruised feeling on the kneecap, and Ive never had anything like this before. eek.
Ill keep an eye on this but hopefully nothing to serious. Planning on 35 - 40 miles this week and this should lead me into my plan proper for next week.
Bagged a place for this race from a runner who unfortunately had to drop out. 12.5 weeks to go so better get my marathon guide out quick time. I am a 3:20 marathoner on a flat course so probably reckon I should be aiming for 3:45 or somewhere around that mark for this one. Will be happy to just finish to be honest and hope to enjoy some spectacular scenery on the day.
Im currently looking for accommodation anywhere in Snowdonia as theres a group of 8 of us so looking for a cottage or something similar. Slim pickings though as obviously most good places already booked.
Hi All. Sorry ive been away for so long. Work , life, running more work and then before you know it, you see your last post was in April.
Ill have a good look through the threads tonight and catch up, especially on the Edinburgh marathon crew. Hope you all smashed it.
Carter: Top work on that ultra. rather you then me pal, but an epic race report. Its taking me ages to recover from Manchester and although I wasnt injured or anything the speed just wasnt there for ages.
I too went out to Beefa in June and that seems to have done the trick as average mileage has been 35 per week since getting back and I felt all the better for it.
I ran the Leeds 10k on Sunday and got a 40:13 time. That bloody sub 40 still eludes me (for now). I was gutted as I set the virtual pacer on my watch for a 39:59 time and had a 25 second cushion going into the last mile. I would normally storm the last 0.2 miles of a 10k but didn't bother this time as I had the 25s banked according to my watch. Crossed the line, stopped the watch and checked the time to be horrified that I missed it by 13s. WHAT!!!, wheres my 25s gone, stupid watch. I so had enough left in me to have kicked the last few hundred and was gutted I didnt. Ahh well I guess theirs a lesson in there to always try your best and not trust stupid technology
Instead of an autumn marathon im going for the Royal parks Half marathon and aiming for a sub 90 minute time. Its a big ask at this stage as my current PB is 94 mins, but im losing a bit of weight at the moment and seem to be getting faster and faster each because of it.
Anyhows, I hope this wont be a fleeting visit and I will try and log in a bit more then once a quarter. lol.
p.s. Did anyone else notice that the winner of the manchester marathon Paul Martelletti (2:17) then went and ran London the following week dressed as spiderman and broke the world record for the fastest superhero costumed marathoner (2:30).